LG 34" 34UM69G IPS HDMI Full HD Freesync Gaming Monitor £299 @ LaptopsDirect
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LG 34" 34UM69G IPS HDMI Full HD Freesync Gaming Monitor £299 @ LaptopsDirect

£299£396 24% Laptops Direct Deals
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Found 13th Nov
Seems to be the cheapest price around... would love to know if this is any good for my sons gaming pc?! 🤷🏻♀️use code LG1

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It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for that sort of screen size. You'd really want a 3440x1440 display at 34" to avoid being able to sit there and count the pixels. Though on the plus side, a lower resolution panel is easier to run with a lesser graphics card. And of course 3440x1440 displays are much more expensive.

Personally, I think you'd be better off looking for a standard 1440p screen around 27"/28" unless he's specifically said he wants an ultrawide. Though if he does, you're probably not going to do much better than this for the same money.

I have the 29 inch model of this and love it, I don't do high FPS gaming anyway, and this screen is fine for that.. for multi-tasking these are awesome, I also love that it does PIP and such too, like 1:1 inputs from 2 different sources, so ideal for when I need to look at my server on the odd occasion. Has 3 inputs on mine, model 68-p IIRC, 2*HDMI and 1 DP. Hope that helps.

Your best bet is to ask him, to be honest. Gamers have a set of preferences

thanks, ordered 1, mainly use for work and light gaming.

Doubt I will get better on black Friday, not going to get a 4k same size for anything near this price

Just be aware of the dodgy description. The monitor has 2 hdmi and a jack port for sound, it doesn’t have display port or usb.

Big monitor with a relatively low resolution.
Too expensive for what it is imo.

If you're gonna go Ultrawide go for 34" 3440x1440.
With Black Friday round the corner I'd hold off any large purchases.

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ritchiedrama7 h, 13 m ago

Your best bet is to ask him, to be honest. Gamers have a set of …Your best bet is to ask him, to be honest. Gamers have a set of preferences


He’s 8! he seems to know what he wants for most things like the chair (gtomega) etc but as for a monitor he hasnt advised me so far! I just don’t know where to start with them. There are so many and the prices vary. What do I look for? He will need freesync.

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Aretak7 h, 35 m ago

It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for …It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for that sort of screen size. You'd really want a 3440x1440 display at 34" to avoid being able to sit there and count the pixels. Though on the plus side, a lower resolution panel is easier to run with a lesser graphics card. And of course 3440x1440 displays are much more expensive.Personally, I think you'd be better off looking for a standard 1440p screen around 27"/28" unless he's specifically said he wants an ultrawide. Though if he does, you're probably not going to do much better than this for the same money.


Can you recommend one? I just look at them all and have no idea which is a good one

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migavupe5 h, 54 m ago

Just be aware of the dodgy description. The monitor has 2 hdmi and a jack …Just be aware of the dodgy description. The monitor has 2 hdmi and a jack port for sound, it doesn’t have display port or usb.


These are the ports it has
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Aretak9 h, 4 m ago

It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for …It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for that sort of screen size. You'd really want a 3440x1440 display at 34" to avoid being able to sit there and count the pixels. Though on the plus side, a lower resolution panel is easier to run with a lesser graphics card. And of course 3440x1440 displays are much more expensive.Personally, I think you'd be better off looking for a standard 1440p screen around 27"/28" unless he's specifically said he wants an ultrawide. Though if he does, you're probably not going to do much better than this for the same money.



Depends if the PC can output at that though. Need a beefy GPU to push that many pixels.

dudwood_fudwood43 m ago

Depends if the PC can output at that though. Need a beefy GPU to push that …Depends if the PC can output at that though. Need a beefy GPU to push that many pixels.


If you’re spending £300 on a monitor I’d say it’s probably safe to say you spent in a similar ballpark on the GPU as well. Anyway you can downscale from 1440p to 1080p but you can’t scale up so I’d want higher as well.

I like Ultrawide - it’s really immersive for gaming, I kind of wish I hadn’t sold mine on a whim now.

plewis0020 m ago

If you’re spending £300 on a monitor I’d say it’s probably safe to say you …If you’re spending £300 on a monitor I’d say it’s probably safe to say you spent in a similar ballpark on the GPU as well. Anyway you can downscale from 1440p to 1080p but you can’t scale up so I’d want higher as well.I like Ultrawide - it’s really immersive for gaming, I kind of wish I hadn’t sold mine on a whim now.



That is true. I'm looking for an ultrawide myself and I'm tempted by the 29" version of this model. Just hanging on for black Friday in the hopes it drops in price. Updating to a new PC and I think for my budget I can stretch to a GTX1080, 6700K. Not sure if that is enough to run ultrawide at 2k/4k whilst holding a decent framerate. So many variables!

dudwood_fudwood1 h, 43 m ago

That is true. I'm looking for an ultrawide myself and I'm tempted by the …That is true. I'm looking for an ultrawide myself and I'm tempted by the 29" version of this model. Just hanging on for black Friday in the hopes it drops in price. Updating to a new PC and I think for my budget I can stretch to a GTX1080, 6700K. Not sure if that is enough to run ultrawide at 2k/4k whilst holding a decent framerate. So many variables!


Why would you get a 6700k when coffee lake is out? And no a 1080 can't run 4K properly at all.

Playing in 4K on pc is dumb.

ritchiedrama15 m ago

Why would you get a 6700k when coffee lake is out? And no a 1080 can't run …Why would you get a 6700k when coffee lake is out? And no a 1080 can't run 4K properly at all. Playing in 4K on pc is dumb.



Because I'm not made of money and because it will be my first ever build. I'm not looking to play at 4K. Hence looking at a 2560x1080 monitor.

Aretak12 h, 23 m ago

It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for …It's not a bad monitor or anything, but the resolution is pretty low for that sort of screen size. You'd really want a 3440x1440 display at 34" to avoid being able to sit there and count the pixels. Though on the plus side, a lower resolution panel is easier to run with a lesser graphics card. And of course 3440x1440 displays are much more expensive.Personally, I think you'd be better off looking for a standard 1440p screen around 27"/28" unless he's specifically said he wants an ultrawide. Though if he does, you're probably not going to do much better than this for the same money.


For this pricerange, you can get somewhat decent 1440p 32" monitor(maybe you need to look on ebay), still you don't count pixels! Had 34 inch 21:9 3440x1440p monitor before, i say tough even for a GTX 1070, not to mention, most of video contents are not suited for 21:9, except cinema movies.

Showing as £450+ for me

@vivk1983 ...Since your son is only 8, I don't think he would have a grasp about the finer technical points of PC gaming, and you should hold off on purchasing more expensive parts until he is a little older to appreciate, or even grasp the concept of.

PC gaming is an expensive hobby, and you'd be setting the bar of expectations very high for your son at this age....He'd be expecting a lot more expensive stuff as he gets older if you start him off at this price point...I don't think he will really appreciate the value if you get him all this stuff now. You certainly don't want to get him a monitor that will be too high a specification for his current PC, that will mean you'll be forced to sell it again, or else fork out for more expensive PC parts to run at higher resolutions or the high refresh rates that they can output..

It's worth noting that if you go for higher resolutions over 1080p it would have to be driven by higher-specs PC parts. Such as more expensive £300+ Graphics cards (GPUs) and Computer processors. (CPUs) Not to mention that features like "Freesync" are only compatible with AMD Graphics cards, whereas the similar technology of "G-Sync" is only compatible with Nvidia Graphics cards.

Still if you are insistent on a freesync monitor....I could suggest this HP Omen 25" 1080p or else its bigger brother: HP Omen 27" 1440p

Like others have stated, it would be best to wait and check on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals coming up. You'll get a great deal on a monitor then. I got an Ultrawide during Black Friday from here: laptopsdirect.co.uk/st/…ors


Let me know if you have any further questions, and I'll try to assist.

SgtSlay3r1 h, 7 m ago

Showing as £450+ for me



You need to use the code at checkout to get £170 off.

dudwood_fudwood2 m ago

You need to use the code at checkout to get £170 off.


thanks, apologies if i missed this in the OP!

dudwood_fudwood2 h, 39 m ago

Because I'm not made of money and because it will be my first ever build. …Because I'm not made of money and because it will be my first ever build. I'm not looking to play at 4K. Hence looking at a 2560x1080 monitor.


Coffee lake is cheaper butok.

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neur0naut1 h, 5 m ago

@vivk1983 ...Since your son is only 8, I don't think he would have a grasp …@vivk1983 ...Since your son is only 8, I don't think he would have a grasp about the finer technical points of PC gaming, and you should hold off on purchasing more expensive parts until he is a little older to appreciate, or even grasp the concept of. PC gaming is an expensive hobby, and you'd be setting the bar of expectations very high for your son at this age....He'd be expecting a lot more expensive stuff as he gets older if you start him off at this price point...I don't think he will really appreciate the value if you get him all this stuff now. You certainly don't want to get him a monitor that will be too high a specification for his current PC, that will mean you'll be forced to sell it again, or else fork out for more expensive PC parts to run at higher resolutions or the high refresh rates that they can output..It's worth noting that if you go for higher resolutions over 1080p it would have to be driven by higher-specs PC parts. Such as more expensive £300+ Graphics cards (GPUs) and Computer processors. (CPUs) Not to mention that features like "Freesync" are only compatible with AMD Graphics cards, whereas the similar technology of "G-Sync" is only compatible with Nvidia Graphics cards.Still if you are insistent on a freesync monitor....I could suggest this HP Omen 25" 1080p or else its bigger brother: HP Omen 27" 1440pLike others have stated, it would be best to wait and check on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals coming up. You'll get a great deal on a monitor then. I got an Ultrawide during Black Friday from here: https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/st/gaming-monitorsLet me know if you have any further questions, and I'll try to assist.


I have bought him the HP - OMEN 870-204na Gaming PC. He has the gaming keyboard and mouse just need a decent spec monitor and chair. He’s been playing on a dell pc for a few years and knows his stuff. It’s his passion and will know of something needs updating soon enough so I’d rather ensure I buy the right gear now and invest my money wisely... any advise is appreciated

ritchiedrama24 m ago

Coffee lake is cheaper butok.


I’ll check it out. Don’t call me a butok.

dudwood_fudwood58 m ago

I’ll check it out. Don’t call me a butok.


Look for the i5-8400, ya butok!

vick19832 h, 2 m ago

I have bought him the HP - OMEN 870-204na Gaming PC. He has the gaming …I have bought him the HP - OMEN 870-204na Gaming PC. He has the gaming keyboard and mouse just need a decent spec monitor and chair. He’s been playing on a dell pc for a few years and knows his stuff. It’s his passion and will know of something needs updating soon enough so I’d rather ensure I buy the right gear now and invest my money wisely... any advise is appreciated


The danger of buying pre-built systems such as the HP Omen, although reputable, are mostly overpriced and underpowered for that price range. As far as I can tell from the HP website, that system comes with a i5 7400 CPU an RX580 4GB graphics card, which would be perfect for maximum settings 1080p gaming, and medium-high settings at 1440p gaming.
For the same cost, you could have got a custom built system which would have been able to handle 1440p at maximum settings and still had the option of an upgrade path for components down the line.

The nature of technical progression of PC gaming means that you never get more than 3-7 years from a system without having to upgrade some or most of the components during that time. As it stands, you will probably have to completely buy a new PC in around 3 years in order to keep up with more demanding games in the future, and since it is a prebuilt system they do not usually upgrade individual components well because of proprietary cases and sizes involved.

As you already have the HP Omen desktop system, you may as well pair it up with the HP Omen 1080p monitor that I linked before. Or alternatively One of the cheap 1080p Freesync ones listed @ Laptops direct. Monitors usually can outlast the desktop system, so this is one area that you might want to consider spending money on a decent spec, but be aware that your system might not make the best use of its potential. So in your case, going for a cheaper 1080p Freesync monitor might be the best idea....with a view to changing the main system in the future. i.e. No point in spending on a fancy 1440p monitor now, when the current PC cannot make full use of 1440p and high framerates. Sos buy a cheaper one that is suited to this desktop system - 1080p @120hz/144hz

Again, fire back if you have any specific additional queries.

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neur0naut18 m ago

The danger of buying pre-built systems such as the HP Omen, although …The danger of buying pre-built systems such as the HP Omen, although reputable, are mostly overpriced and underpowered for that price range. As far as I can tell from the HP website, that system comes with a i5 7400 CPU an RX580 4GB graphics card, which would be perfect for maximum settings 1080p gaming, and medium-high settings at 1440p gaming. For the same cost, you could have got a custom built system which would have been able to handle 1440p at maximum settings and still had the option of an upgrade path for components down the line. The nature of technical progression of PC gaming means that you never get more than 3-7 years from a system without having to upgrade some or most of the components during that time. As it stands, you will probably have to completely buy a new PC in around 3 years in order to keep up with more demanding games in the future, and since it is a prebuilt system they do not usually upgrade individual components well because of proprietary cases and sizes involved.As you already have the HP Omen desktop system, you may as well pair it up with the HP Omen 1080p monitor that I linked before. Or alternatively One of the cheap 1080p Freesync ones listed @ Laptops direct. Monitors usually can outlast the desktop system, so this is one area that you might want to consider spending money on a decent spec, but be aware that your system might not make the best use of its potential. So in your case, going for a cheaper 1080p Freesync monitor might be the best idea....with a view to changing the main system in the future. i.e. No point in spending on a fancy 1440p monitor now, when the current PC cannot make full use of 1440p and high framerates. Sos buy a cheaper one that is suited to this desktop system - 1080p @120hz/144hzAgain, fire back if you have any specific additional queries.


I got it for £499 in the sale so think that was a good price for the spec?

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vick198331 s ago

I got it for £499 in the sale so think that was a good price for the spec?


Very helpful. Thanks. Is he better with two smaller monitors or one large one?

vick19832 m ago

I got it for £499 in the sale so think that was a good price for the spec?


499 isn't too bad for that at all.

What games does your son play? Also, one larger monitor would be my preference, but as I said before, it depends on games that he plays and his own preference.

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ritchiedrama5 m ago

499 isn't too bad for that at all. What games does your son play? Also, …499 isn't too bad for that at all. What games does your son play? Also, one larger monitor would be my preference, but as I said before, it depends on games that he plays and his own preference.


He only plays minecraft on the pc at the moment but loves call of duty on the PS4. He wants COD, ARK and assassins creed origins for his new pc. His current one couldn’t play them!

vick19833 m ago

He only plays minecraft on the pc at the moment but loves call of duty on …He only plays minecraft on the pc at the moment but loves call of duty on the PS4. He wants COD, ARK and assassins creed origins for his new pc. His current one couldn’t play them!



Well, personally I'd be looking for a good 1080P freesync display with a high refresh rate, if he was going to be playing games like COD, as the experience is much better.

vick19836 m ago

He only plays minecraft on the pc at the moment but loves call of duty on …He only plays minecraft on the pc at the moment but loves call of duty on the PS4. He wants COD, ARK and assassins creed origins for his new pc. His current one couldn’t play them!



amazon.co.uk/LG-…F2/


something like this.

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ritchiedrama23 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-24GM79G-Monitor-DisplayPort-Freesync/dp/B072KZK5F2/something like this.


Preferably looking for something bigger?

vick19834 m ago

Preferably looking for something bigger?


Is it really necessary? I'll have a look

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ritchiedrama1 m ago

Is it really necessary? I'll have a look


I think so?

vick19832 m ago

I think so?



Well, I wouldn't say so myself 24" isn't exactly tiny but, this is why it's all preference to the user.

Id rather have high refresh rate(144hz) and smaller screen
Than bigger screen and lower refresh rate (75hz)


There are bigger screens with 144hz and freesync but you're looking at 350-500£

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ritchiedrama1 m ago

Well, I wouldn't say so myself 24" isn't exactly tiny but, this is why …Well, I wouldn't say so myself 24" isn't exactly tiny but, this is why it's all preference to the user. Id rather have high refresh rate(144hz) and smaller screen Than bigger screen and lower refresh rate (75hz)There are bigger screens with 144hz and freesync but you're looking at 350-500£


It’s so complicated

vick198357 s ago

It’s so complicated


Waiting until black Friday is also the best idea, lots of monitors were reduced last year.

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ritchiedrama3 h, 40 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-Response-Speakers-Compatible-G2770PF/dp/B013YIR5WU?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Monitor-FreeSync-Display-adjustable/dp/B01684HUUE?https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-Response-Speakers-Adaptive-AG271QX/dp/B01G4AUGR6https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01L989XW2/

store.hp.com/UKS…MTO

What about this although it’s not IPS?

vick198315 m ago

http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Z7Y57AA&opt=ABU&sel=MTOWhat about this although it’s not IPS?


I'd rather one of the ones I linked, the Omen one has 7ms response time (not great).
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